The Berlin-based firm microTOOL has released the newest version of objectiF RPM, software for application lifecycle management. With objectiF RPM 4.0, businesses can expand existing data models with custom artifacts and relationships in the application lifecycle. For working with artifacts, microTOOL has provided a new form designer. Additionally, objectiF RPM 4.0 supports executing reviews for requirements, synchronizing issues with JIRA, configuring e-mail notifications, editing variants in backlogs, automatically generating documents and presenting information in a cumulative flow diagram.
Application lifecycle management defines a unified structure for the life span of a software development or a system creation. This structure consists of artifacts, workflows, work packages and milestones. With objectiF RPM this structure can be mapped – so that businesses can configure and expand their own workflows and artifacts according to their needs. objectiF RPM offers a means to plan and control the application lifecycle – from the needs of stakeholders, to recording and defining requirements, to the solution design with UML and SysML diagrams, planning and execution of development, right up to the tests and service.
objectiF RPM 4.0 offers multiple features and improvements – for example, the development of product variants has been improved. Users can now allocate one or more variations to the backlog. As soon as requirements or use cases are moved into a backlog with variation allocation, the variation of the backlog is automatically taken over in the requirements or the use case. Through the selection of requirements or use cases with variation allocation, the backlogs in the team planning and release planning with a suitable variation selection will be highlighted. Users can also carry this out for requirements, use cases, documents, element groups and artifact reviews. Through a cumulative flow diagram, the development state of the requirements can be presented. The display of the workload of individual teams and employees within a sprint or release has been expanded for working with agile or hybrid project environments.
A particular highlight of objectiF RPM Version 4.0 is the expansion of the data model. Businesses now have the possibility of expanding the data model with custom artifacts and relationships. There it can be defined what a new model element should be called and which properties it should have, as well as which relationships to an existing model element can be generated. In the usual way, users can create, edit and version elements of this artifact type, generate them into a document and display them in queries. This is why microTOOL has provided the new form designer which can be used to create custom forms for existing model elements (requirements, goals, stakeholders, etc) and for artifacts. This way, for example, dialogs with varying entry fields can be created and used context-specifically. The content of a form is freely configurable. So control elements for tests, references, date fields, state machines, etc can be created, orientated together and connected to properties. Additionally, each control element has a direct allocation to a label and all text can be created bilingually (German, English). One or more forms can be created for artifacts, existing model element types as well as artifact relationships.
The new version is available now in German and English. A changelog of all the changes in objectiF RPM 4.0 is available at https://www.microtool.de/en/support.
If you are interested in trying out objectiF RPM, go to https://www.microtool.de/en/application-lifecycle-management-with-objectif-rpm/try-now/.